Category Archives: B-25

Larry Kelley’s B-25 Panchito

Larry Kelley’s B-25 Panchito

History: This airframe was built in 1944 in Kansas City and served with the training command in WWII and numerous air force bases until 1958. Sold from Davis Monthan in 1961, it was converted to a fire bomber. A few years later is was sold to Bill and Bob Howe in south Florida who mounted… More

Texas Flying Legends Museum North American B-25J

Named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, pioneer of American military aviation, the B-25 Mitchell was manufactured by North American Aviation and saw service in every theater of WWII. Just when the B-25 bomber was considered the most modern aviation technology, Maj. Paul I. “Pappy” Gunn, an engineer in Australia, removed the bombardier-navigator from his… More

Marine Corps PBJ Devil Dog

Marine Corps PBJ Devil Dog

History: Not many people know that the US Marine Corps flew bombers in WWII. One of the missions of the Devil Dog Squadron is to keep that piece of history alive. PBJs came about by chance. In 1943, North American, the B-25′s manufacturer, produced more B-25s than the Army Air Corp could use. Approximately 800… More

DAV Flight Team

DAV Flight Team

History: 1944-1958 USAAF-USAF 1960-1964 Fire Bomber in Arizona 1964-1970 Richard and Bob Howe, Southern Florida- sprayer for Orange Groves and mosquitos 1970-1978 SST Museum, St Cloud Florida 1978- Acquired by Tom Reilly, RE\estoration began 1986- Restoration completed BOM corporation, owner, Texas 1988- Rick Korf, Geneseo NY purchased 1997- Purchased by Larry Kelley 2002- Larry Kelley… More

Yankee Air Museum’s B-25D “Yankee Warrior”

Yankee Air Museum’s B-25D “Yankee Warrior”

History: The Yankee Air Force B-25D was manufactured by North American Aviation in Kansas City, Kansas in 1943. It served in North Africa with the 12th AF 57th Bomb Wing, 340th Bomb Group in Corsica, which is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, owned by France. The Yankee Warrior is not this B-25’s nose art,… More

Lewis Air Legends North American B-25J Mitchell “Russian Ta Get Ya”

Lewis Air Legends North American B-25J Mitchell “Russian Ta Get Ya”

History: The B-25 became synonymous with the crushing power of aerial bombing after Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle led a squadron of 16 of the medium bombers in one of the most courageous raids of the war, over mainland Japan. They flew 800 miles from the deck of an aircraft carrier and successfully bombed Tokyo and… More

Liberty Aviation Museum’s B-25J Mitchell WWII Bomber “Georgie’s Gal”

Liberty Aviation Museum’s B-25J Mitchell WWII Bomber “Georgie’s Gal”

History: History: Over 10,000 North American B-25 Mitchell bombers were built between 1940 and the end of production in 1945. Mitchell bombers flew in support of the United States military in every theater of combat during World War II, and are most well known for the Doolittle Raid mission against Tokyo on April 18, 1942…. More